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Here are a selection of our blogs for your perusal:

For CEOs:

Profound Changes in Organisation Structure is Underway
(Scroll to the bottom to see the entire cartoon in the picture above) I was shocked when I heard of[...]
Compete or Cooperate in Supply Chains- Do you use your emotional side?
By Stuart Emmett Much has been said about how suppliers should be managed by procurement. Indeed one view (Supply Management[...]
A Great Man Knows His Own Limitations
This picture prompted me to write the blog post. Like many other people, I am a great admirer of Steve[...]
US PC industry – and then there was one little pig left!
US PC makers' market is showing classic symptoms of short term strategic thinking taught by Harvards and other such august[...]
The Second Biggest Mistake in Business Transformations
In this article I want to focus on the second biggest mistake companies make during business transformations. In case you[...]
Five Key Cornerstones of The 5-STAR Business Network
There are five key Cornerstones of success in building and harnessing effective global business networks So what are these 5[...]

For Boards and Chairpersons:

US PC industry – and then there was one little pig left!
US PC makers' market is showing classic symptoms of short term strategic thinking taught by Harvards and other such august[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
A Great Man Knows His Own Limitations
This picture prompted me to write the blog post. Like many other people, I am a great admirer of Steve[...]
How Green is Your Supply Chain?
It is generally accepted that environmental consciousness is now changing to environmental pro-activeness as organizations are discovering that it makes[...]
The Other Amazon Business
Now that all the factories have moved to China (or some such places as Vietnam, Bangladesh, Taiwan), and all the[...]
Understanding and Using Resistance – in Business Transformations Using SCM 3.0
19 years ago, when studying for MBA, our Professor in Change Management, Dexter Dunphy told us that Change Management is[...]

For CXOs and VPs:

Asian Banker Summit 2015 – Connecting Finance with Supply Chains
On 14 - 16 April 2015 in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, nearly 2000 top bankers and[...]
Finally, An Innovation from Apple That is Worthy of Steve Jobs’ Name
The Apple watch left me underwhelmed as did the plethora of me-too tablets and phones which are barely struggling to[...]
Why Every Start-up Always Has a Supply Chain Problem?
There is a common assumption that every company's supply chain should be similar, if not the same. Even learned professors[...]
Fresh Thinking for New Business Models
Old Business Models are Getting Redundant When General Motors filed for Chapter XI protection in 2008, it also marked the[...]
A Great Man Knows His Own Limitations
This picture prompted me to write the blog post. Like many other people, I am a great admirer of Steve[...]
Foreign Trade Minister of Costa Rica Thanks Global Supply Chain Group
Foreign Trade Minister of Costa Rica thanks Global Supply Chain Group's Vivek Sood for representing Asia Pacific perspective at the[...]

For Managers and Analysts:

The Newest Way to Make Your Business Network Great
In his book The 5-STAR Business Network (http://bit.ly/5-STARBN), Vivek Sood mentions the concept of synchronicity, and focus on Carl Jung's[...]
What Two African Entrepreneurs Have Learnt from Amazon.com – Globalization in Action Serving Humanity
Boasting exponential growth since its inception in 2012, Jumia became the first e-commerce site to bring the coveted Play Station[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
Dear Hackers – Please Do Not Kill the Cloud…
There are already plenty of nude photos in the cyberspace. No matter how attractive these celebrities are, their photos are[...]
Supply Chain is the New Electricity – You Cannot Run Business Without It
Recently I did a small but quite interesting thought experiment with one of my sons. We were discussing the invention[...]
Two Keys to Recession-Proof Your Career
This blog post is relatively small and simple. Yet, as you will see, it is of immense use to anyone[...]
From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
Your Business Network is your Business’ Net Worth
--- Excerpted from the introduction of THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK Business Network is now the engine of the society and[...]

For Logistics Companies:

From NASA space suit to Lego Toys – Why crowdsourcing should be part of every supply chain strategy
Supply Chain Strategy Gets a Boost from Crowdsourcing We are starting to hear about the need for innovation in supply[...]
Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?
By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult.[...]
Tendering – The Only Way?
A serious look at Tendering by Stuart Emmett One of the key activities of procurement is to obtain acceptable agreements[...]
Re-thinking Supply Chains
A look at rethinking supply chains By Stuart Emmett Introduction  - Why are so many companies constantly rethinking supply chains? Why[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
Supply Chain Segmentation – The Next Step in Delivering What you Promise in Digital Marketing
Trust & Care - Two Hallmarks of Supply Chain Segmentation Supply Chain Segmentation Drives Today's Digital Marketing - This is[...]

For Supply Chain Software Companies:

Use Monte Carlo Simulations to Quickly Model Costs and Influence Stakeholders
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Taking your business down to its lowest possible operating cost typically involves changing[...]
Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?
By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult.[...]
E- Learning; a philosophy not a manifesto
Stuart Emmett  takes a look at E-learning Wherever we turn these days all kinds of “e” are quickly growing and[...]
Retail Supply Chain, in response to online onslaught, brings more power to discount stores
Retail Supply Chain is Going Through a Massive Shift As the US economy staggers and consumers remain austerity-oriented, dollar stores[...]
How Organizational Silos Can Ruin Your Supply Chain
Organizational silos are based on the division of labor, on organizing the labor in such a way that each individual[...]
Value of Trust in Supply Chain Management
Why Trust in Supply Chain Is Important?Recently, the value of trust in supply chain was brought home to me in[...]

For IoT and SCM Automation /
or SCM Property Groups:

Empowerment and Email
by Stuart Emmett I am fed up with a lot of organisations. Is it just me? Do others find too[...]
Finally, An Innovation from Apple That is Worthy of Steve Jobs’ Name
The Apple watch left me underwhelmed as did the plethora of me-too tablets and phones which are barely struggling to[...]
Will Amazon Meet Its Waterloo In India
Sooner or later every empire builder starts a campaign which is too ambitious, too audacious and too resource sapping. That[...]
Why Business Networks Are Important?
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,[...]
Your Business Network is your Business’ Net Worth
--- Excerpted from the introduction of THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK Business Network is now the engine of the society and[...]
Supply Chain Relationships- Partnerships or Partnershaft?
By Stuart Emmett Business & Relationships Business and supply chain management maybe technically simple, but it is usually managerially difficult.[...]

For Boutique Consulting Groups:

Five Profit-Killing Confusions For Any Company
There is no doubt that confusion results in loss of action. Because clarity is the basis of all actions. Clarity[...]
How Organizational Silos Can Ruin Your Supply Chain
Organizational silos are based on the division of labor, on organizing the labor in such a way that each individual[...]
Use Monte Carlo Simulations to Quickly Model Costs and Influence Stakeholders
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Taking your business down to its lowest possible operating cost typically involves changing[...]
Assign Clear Personal Responsibility for Each Cost Line to a Single Individual
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Management Tip As I’ve planned my upcoming tips, I’ve been pondering which tip will be[...]
Cost Reduction – Start by Looking for Game-Changing Opportunities
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip When looking at cost reduction opportunities in an area, you should start by[...]
A Great Man Knows His Own Limitations
This picture prompted me to write the blog post. Like many other people, I am a great admirer of Steve[...]
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